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Highest paid gamers in Los Angeles Lakers historical past

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Thought-about the most important free-agent signing in NBA historical past till 2010 when LeBron James took his abilities to South Seaside, Corridor-of-Famer Shaquille O’Neal raked in huge cash as a Laker, incomes $144,749,716 throughout his time in Los Angeles, good for third all-time within the franchise’s historical past. Even so, O’Neal discovered himself in dispute with the Lakers over pay towards the top of his tenure there, which ultimately led to him demanding a commerce. Certain, extra went into the commerce request than that, however a part of the rationale O’Neal wound up getting traded to Miami in 2004 was that he had simply signed a three-year, $88.5 million contract extension the yr prior and Lakers proprietor Jerry Buss didn’t imagine he was price that sum of money anymore, not with O’Neal getting older and refusing to take higher care of his physique.

Cash per recreation: $227,593
Highest Laker wage: 
$24,749,999 in 2003-04 (No. 2 within the NBA that season)
Total profession earnings: $292,198,327
Lakers stats: 27.0 ppg, 11.8 rpg, 3.1 apg, 2.5 bpg, 57.5 FG%, 53.3 FT% in eight seasons

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